On Friday, November 2, 4:30 p.m., in Hotung 1000, the Georgetown Human Rights Action/Amnesty International will present “Reducing Genocide to Law: Reflections on Empathy and Global Justice with Dr. Payam Akhavan.” The discussion will be moderated by PRofessor Jane Stromseth.
Dr. Akhavan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on genocide prevention. He has advised on the prosecution of war criminals in the ICTY and ICFTR. He has served in the field with the UN. He has appeared as counsel and advocate before the ICJ, ICC, and ECHR, and as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court. In his most recent work, Dr. Akhavan examines the possible limitations of law as a tool to address moral outrages like genocide, which seemingly occur in spaces beyond human words and reason.
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